ONZ Junior Camp 2020 Entries re-opened until Friday 16 Oct!
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Mon 12 Oct 2020 1:35pm
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Orienteering NZ Junior Camp 2020 Entries reopened until Friday 16th October 2020

Entries for Junior Camp Re-opened until this Friday 16th Oct 2020!

Since applications closed, ONZ has moved to finalise the list of attendees. A handful of those who registered are now unable to attend due to other commitments. Despite receiving a number of emails from clubs and parents asking for their son/daughter to be included after the due date, ONZ has made the decision that the fairest and most transparent way to fill the available spaces is to re-open the entries until Friday 16th October. New entries that meet the entry criteria will be prioritised in the order they are received. If the number of new entries exceeds the number of available places, a waiting list will be created.

Please read the information below carefully before completing the application form.


Christo Peters

2020 Junior Camp Information

Please note that there have been some key changes to eligibility this year. These changes are aimed at allowing more participants to take part. We ask that parents read the information below carefully and hold-off organising their travel arrangements until the participant numbers can be confirmed.

We are extremely happy to announce the appointment of this year’s key staff: Manager Sally Lattimore (Nelson) and Lead Coach Briana Steven (PAPO). Sally and Briana will be supported by host club Nelson as well as ONZ staff.

Where and When

Run in conjunction with Nelson Orienteering Club
Based at Teapot Valley Christian Camp, 200 Teapot Valley Road, Bridgewater, Nelson 7022 Nelson.
From Sunday 13th to Friday 18th December 2020
Applications have been re-opened until Friday 16th October!


Participants must be secondary school students between year 9 and 13 and must be competing at red level or competent at orange level in regular competition. Applicants that meet these criteria will be eligible to attend the camp if spaces are available. New entries that meet this criteria below will be prioritised in the order they are received. If the number of new entries exceeds the number of available places, a waiting list will be created.

Camp Size and Structure

The camp will follow the format or past years with a maximum of eighty participants. The camp will run between Sunday 13th and finish and Friday 18th December. Participants will arrive on Sunday 13th throughout the day, with the first full day of scheduled activities taking place on Monday 14th December.

Cost and invoicing

The participant cost of attending the Camp has been budgeted based on eighty participants attending for a week. The individual participant cost is $450 each. This fee will be invoiced at the end of October and should be paid before the start of the camp. If you wish to make arrangements to pay this off over a longer period of time, please let us know by replying to the email containing the invoice.

The overall budget for the Junior Camp is just over $47,000. Orienteering New Zealand contributes approximately $10,000 towards the camp. Key costs for the camp include accommodation, food, transport, a koha towards travel costs for the volunteer coaches that come from around New Zealand to help with the camp, and a contribution to the host club to help cover expenses incurred from organising and running the camp.

Although the camp is run by a group of experienced individuals, many of which have taken New Zealand teams overseas and been involved in running past Junior Camps, they are never-the-less all volunteers which allow us to keep costs considerably lower that would otherwise be the case.

Parent Involvement

The Junior Camp can not take place without parent support. While ONZ works behind the scenes to ensure that the camp has great leadership and trained coaches, we do need the support of parents to ensure that we have effective supervision ratios. We are asking for expressions of interest from any parents interested in attending the camp. Because parent supervision is an essential element of safely running our camp, accommodation and food costs for parents are factored into the Camp budget.

Teapot Valley Christian Camp will be providing all meals for participants, staff and helpers during the duration of the camp. Because the camp is run under Christian values, attendees will be expected to take part in grace before meals.

Please click the link below to sign-up for Junior Camp

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